Youth voice matters: Perceptions of facility-wide PBIS implementation secure residential juvenile facilities.

 
Jolivette, K., Boden, L. J., Sprague, J. R., Ennis, R. P., & Kimball, K. A. (2015). Youth voice matters: Perceptions of facility-wide PBIS implementation secure residential juvenile facilities. Residential and Treatment of Children and Youth, 32, 299-320.

This data-based manuscript was the first to measure youth perceptions related to multi-year FW-PBIS implementation within their secure juvenile facilities. The authors conducted focus groups in 8 facilities randomly selected based on their high-, mid-, and low-fidelity of implementation scores. The authors identified multiple positive themes (staff confidence in youth; authentic reinforcement; FW-PBIS relevancy in real-life) and negative themes (lack of teaching FW-PBIS features; staff inconsistency; new FW-PBIS versus old practices) as viewed by the youth, and offer suggestions for the FW-PBIS Leadership Teams charged with monitoring implementation of the FW-PBIS plan. Also, the youth from facilities with lower fidelity of implementation scores reported more barriers than those in higher fidelity of implementation facilities.

Link

Article

Prevention Levels

  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Tertiary

Category

  • Juvenile Justice